Blaster bolts are easier to counter than bullets, I think. Reflective materials and force redirection have proven themselves to be simple yet very effective counters to them. Bullets on the other hand travel faster than blaster bolts, so the ability to counter them is physically tougher. I would have thought that energy would not be so easy to defend against, since it is based on greater than normal heat.
I fought on the battlefield. I retired to embrace a life of discovery and profit. I carve my own path in life and am better for it.